Designed to be ergonomically excellent and providing flexibility in both duty use and personal protection, the Sig Sauer P227 is almost identical to the popular Sig P220. The P227 has a slightly thicker grip that packs in 10 rounds of 45 ACP versus the 8 round capacity of the P220.
The Sig P227 is readily available in three distinct models: full size, carry and SAS. The carry and SAS have overall lengths of 7.1 inches and an empty gun weight of thirty and a half ounces. In terms of looks, the P227 looks quite similar to the Sig and the external specification differs slightly from the P226. It comprises of a steel machine slide and a light alloy frame. The slide has a squared off profile with sharp cut grooves that adds firmness to the grip. Front and rear cut allows modification of different types of sights, while a huge ejection port and rugged extractor make sure the spent cases are out efficiently.
The P227 has an external hammer as a replacement for manual safety. The hammer decocking lever on the top of the left grip where it can be adjusted by a right handed shooter without changing grip. Left-handed shooters on the other hand can slide release with their trigger fingers. Magazine release is quite good as well.
There are certain features that make the P227 a great handgun for fighting. The sights are adjustable for windage correction, which is made of steel and with its handy Nitro black finish that provides the much needed aesthetics. The grip is quite comfortably textured and nonabrasive. There is also an accessory Picatinny rail in the front of the attachment of lights or laser.
The Sig Sauer P227 displays a great deal of accuracy along with reliability with an array of ammunition, and has been observed to be flawless. The effortless trigger pull contributes to the ease in shooting from an offhand position.
The Sig P227 is usually built with the standard Sig's Enhanced Ergonomics, single piece grips with a skate-tape texture. The minor addition in the P227 is a single finger grove etched into the front of the grip directly below the trigger guard. This adds to the enhanced slim feel and improves overall handling, especially while drawing from the holster.
The Sig Sauer P227 is inbuilt with the four point safety system of decocking lever, patented automatic firing pin, safety intercept notch, and a trigger bar disconnector. Many shooters are now shifting from 40 caliber to 9mm and 45 ACP due to the recoil factor; the P227 presents shooters with less recoil thus holding a target much more easily, aiding accuracy.
If you're looking for an ergonomic, high performance 45 ACP, do take a look at the P227. It definitely has the potential to be hit with the Sig Sauer fans and 45 ACP shooters. Even though it might me pricey, you get what you pay for.